Date :Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 | Time : 10:15 |ID: 73668 | Print

Terrorist attack against Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted

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SHAFAQNA A terrorist attack that was planned to target Shiite visitors in Baghdad was thwarted by Iraqi security forces on Sunday.

“Security forces received reports about the presence of three suicide bombers in al-Radwaniyah district in southern Baghdad,” Mawazin News website quoted the Baghdad Operations Command as saying in a statement.

The terrorists, according to the statement, “were planning to target Shiite visitors taking part in Arbaeen rituals.”

“The troops managed to kill the three suicide bombers and seized light weapons and three explosive belts at the scene,” the statement read, Iraqi News reported.

Arbaeen is a Shiite ritual marking the end of a 40-day mourning period for the 7th century death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.

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